Bill would reallocate liquor licenses

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(KCPW News) A Utah House Committee voted yesterday to expand restaurant liquor licenses in the state, making room for establishments wanting to obtain a license for limited alcohol sales. The state maintains a cap on the number of liquor licenses that can be given out for both bars and restaurants. Deputy Director of Operations for the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control John Freeman said the lack of available licenses stymies economic growth.

“We’ve had numerous calls from restaurants wanting assurances that they will be able to obtain a liquor license or a limited restaurant license from out of state that and are not willing to locate into the state without the assurance that they will be able to have that license because it’s part of their business plan,” said Freeman.

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